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Thursday, June 26, 2008
Police Informants
No one knows better than the police which tricks criminals are using to prey on unsuspecting tourists. Here's their advice for nine tourist spots. read more
This Just In
We've been posting regular updates on the airline industry's turbulent times. The latest posts include Continental's little-publicized $50 fee to fly standby, United's plans to lay off nearly 1,000 pilots, and other ways that airlines are looking to trim costs, such as flying slower. Catch up on all our airline news coverage, from checked-bag fees to in-flight Wi-Fi.
Slide Show: The Town That Became a Hotel Rooms are spread out across the fairy-tale Italian town, and you share the streets with residents… Real Deals: July Fourth New England Stays, From $159 Spend the Fourth in a quaint and cozy B&B—enjoy a lobster bake, a barbecue, and fireworks, of course… Girlfriend Getaways: Perks and Packages The travel industry loves the GG trend—hotels and tour operators are creating fun package deals.
A Perfect Day In…Santa Fe
We've already received a lot of responses, but we want to be sure to get it right. So, tell us where to eat, shop, play, and stay (and include any related photos!). From the break of dawn until you shut down the joint, how do you make every second count in Santa Fe, N.M.? SUBMIT YOUR TIPS NOW
Route 413, outside Rincón, Puerto Rico
In our anniversary issue, we announced that we would be sending one lucky reader on a Road Trip assignment for the December/January issue. To enter the contest, click here and tell us your idea for a story. The trip can be anywhere in the U.S., but you have to be able to complete it in four days. And we want you to be creative—find a unique part of the country to explore or give us an interesting angle. Submissions must be received by July 1, and if yours is chosen, you'll have to be able to travel by the end of August. ENTER NOW
Mount Rainier
A wide range of experiences await—bottle your own wine or sample local pinot noirs, hike the foothills of Mount Rainier, attend a festival, or simply enjoy the beach, from $89. why it's a deal
Trunk Bay, St. Thomas Airfare and seven nights at a resort on St. Thomas, one of the three U.S. Virgin Islands—a first-rate destination for sailing, scuba diving, and duty-free shopping—from $852. why it's a deal
Sunset at Masai Mara National Reserve Try a nine-night safari tour that takes you from Nairobi to the Masai Mara plains, with stops at Samburu, Mount Kenya, and Nakuru and Naivasha lakes. Rates include airfare, meals, transfers, and guided sightseeing, and start at $2,999. why it's a deal

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